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RE: [widgets] dropping screenshot

From: Priestley, Mark, VF-Group <Mark.Priestley@vodafone.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 21:57:37 +0200
Message-ID: <0BE18111593D8A419BE79891F6C4690902D1FD1A@EITO-MBX01.internal.vodafone.com>
To: "Arthur Barstow" <art.barstow@nokia.com>, "ext Marcos Caceres" <marcosc@opera.com>
Cc: "public-webapps" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Vodafone supports the proposal to drop screenshots from v1 of the
Widgets specifications.



>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-webapps-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-webapps-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Arthur Barstow
>Sent: 18 April 2009 15:21
>To: ext Marcos Caceres
>Cc: public-webapps
>Subject: Re: [widgets] dropping screenshot
>I generally support with this proposal but would add that this 
>functionality be added to the widgets v2 list [1].
>All - please send your comments on this proposal by April 23 
>at the latest.
>-Regards, Art Barstow
>[1] <http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/Widgets2_UC%26R>
>On Apr 16, 2009, at 9:05 AM, ext Marcos Caceres wrote:
>> After discussions with Josh and Arve, I would like to 
>propose that we 
>> drop the screenshot element. The rationales for the decision are:
>>   * screenshots bloat the package,
>>   * and screenshots are never used when the widget is instantiated.
>>   * Also, there is no way to identify on which platform the 
>> of the widget was taken on. This is an issue because a UA may render 
>> form elements used by a widget differently from one platform to 
>> another.
>> Authors will want to show what a widget looks like when running on a 
>> platform. To show this, authors should provide 
>> with platform specific screenshots. Having a bunch of screenshots in 
>> the package may confuse/mislead users in believing the widget will 
>> look/behave in some particular way, which may not be true on some 
>> platforms.
>> Kind regards,
>> Marcos
Received on Saturday, 18 April 2009 19:58:53 UTC

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